Parts Washer ChemFree Corp. has introduced a water-based washing fluid that it said cleans water-resistant greases, hydraulic and transmission fluids, resin products and asphalt.
SW-3 TruckGrade OzzyJuice' is designed for use in the company's ChemFree SmartWasher'—a closed-loop system that cleans parts and breaks waste oil down into harmless components.
The SmartWasher releases no volatile compounds, hazardous air pollutants or ozone depleting compounds. ChemFree said when the SmartWasher is used with OzzyJuice, it never needs a fluid change under normal usage, doesn't use hazardous solvents and does not cause skin irritation or other health problems.
Contact: ChemFree Corp., Dept. TB, 8 Meca Way, Norcross, Ga. 30093. Phone: (770) 564-5580. Fax: (770) 564-5533. Internet: www.chemfree.com.
Wix Filtration Products Division of Dana Corp. has developed an environmentally friendly oil disposal product called SafeOil. SafeOil comes in a gel-cap capsule, similar to a pain reliever, and is designed to be put into a used oil filter before disposal.
SafeOil releases friendly freeze-dried microbes—similar to those used to clean large oil spills—that convert the remaining oil in the filter into a biodegradable residue. The company said the micro-organisms are safe and non-toxic for humans, animals and the environment.
Contact: Wix Filtration Products Division of Dana Corp., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1967, Gastonia, N.C. 28053-1967. Phone: (704) 864-6711. Fax: (704) 864-9861. Internet: www.dana.com.
Bosal USA Inc. has expanded its line of Brospeed High Performance exhaust systems and headers to cover added models of Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. Bosal said the exhaust systems are tuned to each auto and can produce an 8- to 12-percent increase in engine output.
Brospeed stainless steel systems come with five year, unlimited mileage warranty and the aluminized systems and headers come with a one year, unlimited mileage warranty. Bosal said Brospeed systems are designed to be compatible with other vehicle systems and come with a complete set of gaskets, bolts and self-locking nuts.
Contact: Bosal USA Inc., Dept. TB, 14 Troy Hills Road, Whippany, N.J. 07981. Phone: (800) 631-7271. Fax: (973) 428-8856.
Mac Tools has developed a new combination wrench that is designed for less slippage at high torque levels. The Knuckle Saver has a locking groove to reduce slippage and an arched contact surface to minimize fastener damage.
A larger contact area than conventional wrenches allows the Knuckle Saver to remove poor quality fasteners without damage, according to Mac Tools.
Contact: Mac Tools, Dept. TB, 4635 Hilton Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232. Phone: (800) 622-8665.
ATP Division of Hy-Tech Machine Inc. has introduced the ATP 7560 Se-ries of impact wrenches with a ``two jaw'' clutch mechanism in a rugged steel housing. The ATP 7560 also has a handle exhaust with sound reducing muffler and a 3-piece housing design for ease of service.
Contact: ATP Division of Hy-Tech Machine Inc., Dept. TB, 25 Leonberg Road, Cranberry Township, Pa. 16066. Phone: (800) 245-1148. Fax: (724) 772-0227.
Hennessy Industries Inc. has introduced the Coats-brand Model 520 wheel lift. This lift is designed to allow a single operator to handle tire/wheel assemblies weighing up to 175 pounds.
The Model 520 helps the operator center the wheel on the balancer shaft more accurately, lessening wheel damage and time needed to complete the operation, according to Coats. The unit has pneumatic operation, side storage pegs for hub adapters and heavy duty bearings.
Contact: Hennessy Industries Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 3002, 1601 J.P. Hennessy Drive, LaVergne, Tenn. 37086-1982. Phone: (800) 688-6496. Internet: www.hennessy-ind.com.
The Automotive Lift Institute has released an updated version of the ``Quick Reference Guide for Vehicle Lifting Points,'' which covers the model years 1980 to 1999.
The booklet illustrates the proper lift points on the chassis for using a frame engaging lift to raise domestic and imported cars and light trucks. Alphabetical listings by make and model and simplified diagrams of each chassis indicate the proper lift point and any special considerations.
The cost of the booklet is $5.00 pre-paid and quantity discounts are available.
Contact: Automotive Lift Institute, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 33116, Indialantic, Fla. 32903-3116. Phone: (407) 722-9993. Fax: (407) 722-9931. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.autolift.org.
OTC, a division of SPX Corp., has introduced the Accuracy Plus for checking the battery, starter, voltage regulator and diodes of a vehicle.
OTC said the unit's interactive system diagnostics test the battery and reveal other charging and starting system conditions that may identify other problems.
The Accuracy Plus tests batteries and tells how long a battery should be charged. An optional wireless printer is available that provides a hard copy printout of test results.
Contact: OTC, SPX Corp., Dept. TB, 655 Eisenhower Drive, Owatonna, Minn. 55060-1171. Phone: (800) 533-6127. Fax: (507) 455-7106.
Harvey Brodsky Co. now has two additional sizes of the BAG-IT' portable tire safety inflation bag. The Baby BAG-IT is for passenger car tires and the Junior BAG-IT is for van and light truck tires.
The bags are made of heavy-duty, coated fabric and designed to diffuse tire explosions and may be used with tire cages or standing alone.
Contact: Harvey Brodsky Co., Dept. TB, 900 Weldon Grove, Pacific Grove, Calif. 93950. Phone: (831) 372-7839. Fax: (831) 372-9210. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.bagit.co.uk.
Prism Enterprises Inc. has introduced the Mityvac' Mat, model P/N 5910. This 16- by 20-inch mat is designed for working while kneeling to avoid discomfort or the inconvenience of knee pads.
This mat is said to be impervious to automotive or household chemicals, is non-absorbent and flame-resistant.
Contact: Prism Enterprises Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 680728, San Antonio, Texas 78268. Phone: (210) 520-8051. Fax: (210) 520-8039.
Fluoro Tech Industries Inc. has introduced the FT-4000 A/C Service System. This computer-controlled system is said to be simple to operate and have fast cycle times and self-diagnostics.
The FT-4000 will recover, recycle, recharge and flush with minimum cycle times.
Its exclusive power charging capabilities allow automatic top-off of an A/C system without pulling a vacuum or heating the recovery cylinder.
Contact: F.T. Industries Inc., Dept. TB, 2215 Delsea Drive, Franklinville, N.J. 08322. Phone: (888) 887-6362. Fax: (609) 694-5995.
Josam Products Inc. has introduced a re-configured version of its economical (less than $5,000) Laser Speedaligner.
The company said the Speedaligner can align three axles in about 30 minutes and is accurate within a 1/2 millimeter over 100 repetitions.
This unit can be calibrated on the job by the user in short time with no special tools.
Contact: Josam Products Inc., Dept. TB, 8849 Exchange Drive, Orlando, Fla. 32809. Phone: (407) 438-7020. Fax: (407) 438-9281.
LA-MAN Corp. has introduced the Model 320-2A Extractor/Dryer' filtration system. The company said the unit removes tiny particles of dirt, oil, rust and moisture from compressed-air lines efficiently and economically.
The Model 320-2A has a two stage filtering system that is said to remove particles as small as five microns. Airflow capacity is 150 SCFM at a maximum pressure of 250 p.s.i.
A built-in slider-gauge senses reduced pressure and a color-coded indicator shows when the filter elements need replacement.
Contact: LA-MAN Corp., Dept. TB, 700 Glades Court, Port Orange, Fla. 32127. Phone: (800) 348-2463. Fax: (888) 905-2626. Internet: www.laman.com.
Safe Shop Tools Inc. is offering the Versa-Vac radiator pressure tester and coolant dam, a two-in-one tool that uses standard shop air to hold in coolant during engine work, and then to test pressure.
Versa-Vac saves coolant and keeps it clean while it turns any minor coolant system repair into a quick one-man job, the firm said.
The tool uses pressurized air to form a vacuum, which in turn retains coolant with little or no loss, even when pipe plugs, sensors and valves are removed.
Contact: Safe Shop Tools Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 4206, Missoula, Mont. 59806. Phone: (800) 327-7639. Fax: (406) 721-3545.
OTC, a division of SPX Corp., is offering the No. 6021 tool set designed to make brake drum removal a simple task.
The brake drums on many import vehicles and Mercury Villager vans rust on the hub and make removal difficult. The tool set allows for the pieces to thread into tapped holes, and the handles are used to pull off the drum.
Contact: OTC, SPX Corp., Dept. TB, 655 Eisenhower Drive, Owatonna, Minn. 55060. Phone: (800) 533-6127. Fax: (507) 455-7106.
Enerpac Automotive Products has introduced a diagnostic device that simplifies and speeds up the testing of DIS or conventional ignition systems.
The ignition firing indicator, Tru-Spark, provides a fast, accurate test for the presence of secondary voltage without piercing or removing spark plug wires, the company said.
Each time voltage is released from the coil through the spark plug wire, Tru-Spark's bright red indicator flashes.
The product measures 5 5/8 inches in length and includes a pocket clip for convenient storage.
Contact: Enerpac Automotive Products, Dept. TB, 6101 N. Baker Road, Milwaukee, Wis. 53209. Phone: (414) 781-6600. Fax: (414) 781-1089. E-mail: [email protected]
International Marketing Inc. has introduced a filtered valve core designed to prevent dirt, rubber particles or debris inside of tires from impairing the seat of the valve core and ultimately creating air loss at the valve stem.
IMI's new valve core features a protective filter that seats firmly into the base of the valve stem housing, protecting the valve core seat from contaminants, the firm said.
Contact: International Marketing Inc., Dept. TB, Professional Arts Building, Suite C, P.O Box B, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201. Phone: (800) 233-7086. Fax: (717) 264-5483.